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Computer Science - Microtechnics - 20.02.2024
Smart glove teaches new physical skills
Adaptive smart glove from MIT CSAIL researchers can send tactile feedback to teach users new skills, guide robots with more precise manipulation, and help train surgeons and pilots. You've likely met someone who identifies as a visual or auditory learner, but others absorb knowledge through a different modality: touch.

Health - Microtechnics - 13.02.2024
New framework outlines how to develop, evaluate and monitor surgical robots
New framework outlines how to develop, evaluate and monitor surgical robots
Experts from across the world, led by UCL scientists, have created a framework to evaluate the use of robots for surgical procedures. Experts from across the world, led by UCL scientists, have created a framework to evaluate the use of robots for surgical procedures. In 1999, Intuitive emerged as a pioneer in the field of robot-assisted surgery with the launch of their da Vinci system.

Microtechnics - 07.02.2024
Q&A: Helping robots identify objects in cluttered spaces
Q&A: Helping robots identify objects in cluttered spaces
Imagine a coffee cup sitting on a table. Now, imagine a book partially obscuring the cup. As humans, we still know what the coffee cup is even though we can't see all of it. But a robot might be confused. Robots in warehouses and even around our houses struggle to identify and pick up objects if they are too close together, or if a space is cluttered.

Microtechnics - 06.02.2024
Large NWO grant for research into swarms of small drones that collect information in crisis situations

Environment - Microtechnics - 30.01.2024
Robot swings into treetops
It abseils down from a height and swings around obstacles: Robot Avocado will one day maneuver through the canopy of the rainforest and collect data for researchers about this difficult-to-access habitat .

Microtechnics - 19.01.2024
Classroom Robots Helping Children
Classroom Robots Helping Children

Microtechnics - 10.01.2024
AugmentX lab to improve ergonomics of exoskeletons
AugmentX lab to improve ergonomics of exoskeletons

Microtechnics - 10.01.2024
Richard Wiesman, professor of the practice in mechanical engineering, dies at age 69

Microtechnics - Research Management - 08.01.2024
Multiple AI models help robots execute complex plans more transparently
A multimodal system uses models trained on language, vision, and action data to help robots develop and execute plans for household, construction, and manufacturing tasks.

Microtechnics - Event - 03.01.2024
First Lego League Challenge at TU Ilmenau
First Lego League Challenge at TU Ilmenau

Microtechnics - Health - 21.12.2023
Better prosthetics: $3M to develop more natural robotic leg control
An effort to create a control model that moves seamlessly between different activities like standing, walking and climbing stairs is renewed by the National Institutes of Health A smoother experience

Microtechnics - Physics - 18.12.2023
SMuRFs could help make nuclear decommissioning work safer
Nuclear power stations could be decommissioned in the future with the help of teams of autonomous robots known as the SMuRFs, scientists have suggested. Nuclear power stations could be decommissioned in the future with the help of teams of autonomous robots known as the SMuRFs, scientists have suggested.

Microtechnics - Materials Science - 30.11.2023
Lightweight insulating building elements from a 3D printer
Lightweight insulating building elements from a 3D printer
A doctoral researcher studying architecture at ETH Zurich is using 3D printing to produce lightweight insulation building components from cement-free mineral foams derived from recycled industrial waste. These could cut heating and cooling costs for buildings, and encourage more efficient use of construction materials.

Microtechnics - Computer Science - 30.11.2023
A new optimization framework for robot motion planning
MIT CSAIL researchers established new connections between combinatorial and continuous optimization, which can find global solutions for complex motion-planning puzzles. It isn't easy for a robot to find its way out of a maze. Picture the machines trying to traverse a kid's playroom to reach the kitchen, with miscellaneous toys scattered across the floor and furniture blocking some potential paths.

Microtechnics - 21.11.2023
Robotics team: Building robots and a future in STEM

Microtechnics - 16.11.2023
Q&A: How an assistive-feeding robot went from picking up fruit salads to whole meals
According to data from 2010, around 1.8 million people in the U.S. can't eat on their own.

Microtechnics - 15.11.2023
28 November | TU Ilmenau: Panel discussion 'Robots as care assistants?'
28 November | TU Ilmenau: Panel discussion ’Robots as care assistants?’

Microtechnics - Innovation - 09.11.2023
University of Manchester to lead Sellafield’s new Centre of Expertise in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

Microtechnics - 08.11.2023
XoMotion created by SFU researchers to be world's most advanced exoskeleton for mobility challenged
XoMotion created by SFU researchers to be world’s most advanced exoskeleton for mobility challenged

Microtechnics - Mechanical Engineering - 02.11.2023
University launches new robotics hub to automate asset management
University launches new robotics hub to automate asset management

Microtechnics - 02.11.2023
Using language to give robots a better grasp of an open-ended world
By blending 2D images with foundation models to build 3D feature fields, a new MIT method helps robots understand and manipulate nearby objects with open-ended language prompts.

Innovation - Microtechnics - 31.10.2023
Military students innovate technology solutions for US Special Operations Command

Microtechnics - 26.10.2023
Breakthrough 'robot skin' in collaboration with Honda researchers
Breakthrough ’robot skin’ in collaboration with Honda researchers
Science, Health & Technology Lou Corpuz-Bosshart Smart soft sensor can improve prosthetics and enhance human-robot interaction Smart, stretchable and highly sensitive, a new soft sensor developed by

Innovation - Microtechnics - 18.10.2023
Industrial Robots Build with Lego Bricks at Mill 19
Since the celebrated opening of Mill 19 four years ago, Carnegie Mellon University's Manufacturing Futures Institute (MFI) has been steadily outfitting the advanced manufacturing facility with state-o

Microtechnics - Innovation - 17.10.2023
PRESSE - CEA-Leti Launches R&D Program to Improve 'Cooperation' Between Autonomous Vehicles
PRESSE - CEA-Leti Launches R&D Program to Improve ’Cooperation’ Between Autonomous Vehicles
R&D Vision Includes Adapting Wireless Technology for Drones and Robots in Factories - CEA-Leti today announced a new R&D initiative to contribute to a higher level of vehicle automation and

Microtechnics - Computer Science - 04.10.2023
Finger-shaped sensor enables more dexterous robots
Finger-shaped sensor enables more dexterous robots
MIT engineers develop a long, curved touch sensor that could enable a robot to grasp and manipulate objects in multiple ways. Imagine grasping a heavy object, like a pipe wrench, with one hand. You would likely grab the wrench using your entire fingers, not just your fingertips. Sensory receptors in your skin, which run along the entire length of each finger, would send information to your brain about the tool you are grasping.

Astronomy / Space - Microtechnics - 21.09.2023
Robots, Universe and Digital Maps
Robots, Universe and Digital Maps

Microtechnics - Environment - 18.09.2023
Mechanical engineering with a twist: Pursuing a passion for robotics with customized major
Sharmi Shah '23 pursued Course 2-A/6, a customizable degree path that combines mechanical engineering with computer science and electrical engineering.

Electroengineering - Microtechnics - 11.09.2023
Internships fabricate a microelectronics future
Lincoln Laboratory hosts students enrolled in the Massachusetts Microelectronics Internship Program, aimed at training a new generation of microelectronics leaders.

Microtechnics - 30.08.2023
Challenge Accepted: High-speed AI Drone Overtakes World-Champion Drone Racers
Challenge Accepted: High-speed AI Drone Overtakes World-Champion Drone Racers
In a milestone for artificial intelligence (AI), the AI system -Swift-, designed by researchers, has beaten the world champions in drone racing - a result that seemed unattainable just a few years ago. The AI-piloted drone was trained in a simulated environment. Real-world applications include environmental monitoring or disaster response.

Microtechnics - Economics - 25.08.2023
A robot to help reduce wildfire risk in remote areas

Microtechnics - Computer Science - 24.08.2023
AI helps robots manipulate objects with their whole bodies
AI helps robots manipulate objects with their whole bodies
With a new technique, a robot can reason efficiently about moving objects using more than just its fingertips. Imagine you want to carry a large, heavy box up a flight of stairs. You might spread your fingers out and lift that box with both hands, then hold it on top of your forearms and balance it against your chest, using your whole body to manipulate the box.

Microtechnics - 17.08.2023
Glove and armband device that gives 'sense of touch' haptic feedback to amputees to be trialled
Glove and armband device that gives ’sense of touch’ haptic feedback to amputees to be trialled
Vibrotactile feedback for upper limb prostheses to be tested and refined with the users through wireless updates Published on Thursday 17 August 2023 Last updated on Friday 18 August 2023 A glove and

Microtechnics - Architecture - 11.08.2023
ETH historic building renovated to current-day standards
ETH historic building renovated to current-day standards
An ETH Zurich architectural centrepiece - the machine laboratory- has been renovated. The historically significant machine hall has been extensively restored to its original condition.

Microtechnics - Physics - 09.08.2023
Event: UBC students race Mario Kart robots
Event: UBC students race Mario Kart robots

Microtechnics - Computer Science - 08.08.2023
Parenting a 3-Year-Old Robot
Humans are social creatures and learn from each other, even from a young age. Infants keenly observe their parents, siblings or caregivers. They watch, imitate and replay what they see to learn skills and behaviors. The way babies learn and explore their surroundings inspired researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and Meta AI to develop a new way to teach robots how to simultaneously learn multiple skills and leverage them to tackle unseen, everyday tasks.

Environment - Microtechnics - 03.08.2023
Towards new ecologies of automation: Robotics and the re-engineering of nature

Health - Microtechnics - 03.08.2023
Four UT researchers receive Veni grant
NWO, the Dutch Research Council, has awarded Veni grants to four UT researchers. Rick Hogeboom, Harijot Singh Bindra, Maria Carla Piastra and Sihao Sun will receive a contribution of up to EUR 280,000 to further develop their research ideas.

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 28.07.2023
Supporting safer cities with 5G technology
UWaterloo and Rogers partnership helps transform infrastructure inspections Office of Research Smart cities are moving towards the automation of many essential services. Quality of life for city residents relies on the safety of its buildings, roads, bridges and other infrastructures. Manual inspection of these infrastructures, besides being costly, is a tedious task that requires special skills and intense labour - especially when access to some sites, like bridges, is not easy.

Microtechnics - Life Sciences - 20.07.2023
AI, Automation Aid Science Exploration
During the COVID-19 pandemic, robots helped Carnegie Mellon University students in the Computational Biology Department complete lab assignments.

Environment - Microtechnics - 18.07.2023
Robotically manufactured timber construction as a model for resource-efficient construction
Robotically manufactured timber construction as a model for resource-efficient construction
Scientists from the Universities of Freiburg and Stuttgart research new approaches to sustainable construction at the "livMatS Biomimetic Shell @ FIT" As the world's population continues to grow, the

Microtechnics - Computer Science - 17.07.2023
Robot snake slithers brilliantly after much trial and error
STUDENT PROJECT - Intelligent robots - for search and rescue, exploration and surveillance - are a new and challenging field. Unique and versatile, could robot snakes advance the abilities of machines in these fields? Serpentine robots are a ground-breaking innovation in robotics. These flexible and slithering machines excel at navigating complex and confined spaces, offering immense potential in various fields.

Microtechnics - 11.07.2023
University of Bonn Soccer Robots Defend World Championship Title
University of Bonn Soccer Robots Defend World Championship Title
The humanoid robots of Team NimbRo from the University of Bonn were victorious in the AdultSize category at the RoboCup in Bordeaux.

Microtechnics - 10.07.2023
3 Questions: Honing robot perception and mapping
Luca Carlone and Jonathan How of MIT LIDS discuss how future robots might perceive and interact with their environment.

Microtechnics - Environment - 26.06.2023
Heat-resistant drone could scope out and map burning buildings and wildfires
Heat-resistant drone could scope out and map burning buildings and wildfires
Imperial College London and researchers have built a drone that can withstand high enough temperatures to enter burning buildings.

Microtechnics - Health - 21.06.2023
AI-powered robotics system will increase access to diagnostic imaging, improving patient care

Innovation - Microtechnics - 21.06.2023
ChatGPT: reasoning machine needs to be regulated
ChatGPT: reasoning machine needs to be regulated
Robotics must be safe ChatGPT can make programming more efficient, write texts, act as a brainstorming partner or create design proposals.

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 12.06.2023
Robotics and AI as the decathlon of engineering sciences
Robotics and AI as the decathlon of engineering sciences
Wide-ranging research on embodied intelligence at TUM A robot can be as small as a pill or as big as a (self-driving) car.

Microtechnics - 09.06.2023
Autonomous Robot To Stave Off Spotted Lanternflies
A team from Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute (RI) has developed an autonomous robot to control the spread of spotted lanternflies, invasive insects known to destroy economically important crops.

Career - Microtechnics - 07.06.2023
Industrial robots create labour market inequality
Industrial robots create labour market inequality
Robotisation reduces the wages and hours worked of people who can easily be replaced by robots, while increasing the wages of those who control the machines, according to new research by Professor of Urban Economics Hans Koster.
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